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Sri Lanka in control of second South Africa Test

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka surged to 151 for 3 in their second innings on Saturday – a 365-run overall lead – as they sought a whitewash triumph over South Africa in their two-Test series. After their spinners had skittled out South Africa for just 124 in their first innings, Sri Lankan ...

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Adil Rashid could get England call to face India

LEEDS: Leg-spinner Adil Rashid could earn an England Test recall to face India if he changes his mind over red-ball cricket, coach Trevor Bayliss said Thursday, with the slow bowler likely to prove a key weapon on wickets baked dry by the country’s ongoing heatwave. The 30-year-old has not played ...

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Disgraced Australian batsman Warner returns to action in Australia

SYDNEY: Disgraced Australia opening batsman David Warner returned to action on home soil on Saturday and said he was desperate to force his way back into the national side when his ball-tampering suspension ended next year. Warner was handed a 12-month ban from first-class cricket for his role in a ...

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Fakhar Zaman can lead Pakistan to World Cup glory, says Imam

KARACHI: Pakistan opening batsman Imamul Haq believes that Fakhar Zaman – who became the first Pakistan batsman to score a double century in ODI cricket – can help Pakistan win the World Cup because of the amount of talent he possesses. Speaking in an interview after the conclusion of the ...

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Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe for fourth successive time

BULAWAYO: Pakistan crushed Zimbabwe by a huge margin of 244 runs in the fourth One-day International here. This was Pakistan’s second biggest win in ODIs, behind the 255-run win over Ireland in 2015. Chasing 400, the most difficult target for them, Zimbabwe could not resist against the Pakistan bowlers and ...

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Pakistan to face England before World Cup 2019

LONDON: Pakistan is set to be England’s first opponents of the home international season next year as the England and Wales Cricket Board on Thursday announced that Pakistan will play five one-day internationals (ODI) and a lone T20I against England in England before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Pakistan ...

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Tendulkar links up with Middlesex to form Academy

LONDON: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and English county Middlesex are joining forces to launch an academy to teach young girls and boys about the sport, they announced. The children aged between nine and 14 will be put through a comprehensive cricket curriculum at the “Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy” (TMGA). ...

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Joe Root jumps to 2nd in ODI rankings

LONDON: England’s Joe Root new-found ODI form, that included two match-winning centuries in the three matches against India, has benefitted him with a career-best second spot on the ICC ODI rankings. His England counterparts, Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan too moved up the charts to the 19th and 22nd spots ...

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MS Dhoni to retire from ODIs soon

LONDON: Has legendary cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to retire from one day international format of the game as well? Speculations about the same are rife after the former skipper was seen taking the ball from the umpire after the end of series against England on Tuesday. As a video ...

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